The Story of Bernadette
Lourdes, in the middle of the 19th century, was a small town of a few thousand inhabitants. It was in this town that Francois Soubirous and Louise Casterot had set up their family home. Marie-Bernarde Soubirous was born on January 7, 1844. Her real Occitan name is Maria Bernada Soubirous, aka Bernadeta (little Bernada). Madame Soubirous gave birth to nine children, of whom four boys and one girl died before reaching the age of ten.
From February 11, to July 16, 1858, Bernadette reported 18 apparitions of “a Lady.” Despite initial skepticism from the Roman Catholic Church, these claims were eventually declared to be worthy of belief after rigorous investigations. On December 8th, 1933 Bernadette was canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.
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